Draft law regulates Armed Forces' remuneration rates
The minimum wage for Armed Forces and Port Authority officers will be set at 860 euros according to a new draft law to be tabled in parliament soon, Deputy Defence Minister Constantine Tasoulas announced on Thursday, responding to a current question tabled by Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) MP Adonis Georgiadis.
The deputy minister rejected the LAOS MP's allegations that the government was not meeting its election campaign pledges, stressing that the estimated cost and the country's overall fiscal state are being taken under consideration in the process.
He assured that all pledges made by the government will be materialized in the near future, including favorable changes concerning benefits. According to the new draft law, all officers will see a wage increase of 11.5 percent by January 1, 2008.